Background: The double blind randomized UNIRAD trial (NCT01805271) showed no evidence that adding Everolimus (EVE) to adjuvant endocrine therapy (EHT) for high-risk early breast cancer (BC) improved 3-year disease-free survival (iDFS) compared with EHT alone. In this trial, high risk was defined by any T and either ≥4N+, or ≥1N+ after neoadjuvant treatment, or ≥1N+ and EPclin high risk (EPCH) score ≥3.3. This sub analysis is aimed to verify prognostic added value of EndoPredict test results on outcomes in patients screened for the UNIRAD study.. Material and methods: From May 2015 to March 2020, 777 patients were screened with the EndoPredict test. Complete results were obtained for 767 of them. 662 pts were classified as EPCH and 429 were randomized in UNIRAD. 233 pts with EPCH and 105 pts with EPclin low risk (EPCL) were not randomized but followed up for iDFS. Statistical analysis: Kaplan-Meier estimates the association of the integrated molecular-clinico-pathologic EPclin score, and the 12-gene molecular EP score, with iDFS (primary endpoint) and dMFS (secondary endpoint). Independent prognostic added value of EPclin score was tested in a multivariate Cox model after adjusting on tumor characteristics (Grade and T, N). A two-sided p-value less than 0.05 considered as statistically significant, 95% confidence intervals reported with HR. Results: Median follow-up of the cohort was 36.6 mo (0-69) since EndoPredict test. As for the whole population, there was no significant difference in iDFS between treatment arms in the randomized EPCH group. On the other hand, EPclin was an independent prognostic factor for iDFS. 36 mo relapse rate from testing for patients in the EPCL group and the EPCH group was 0% and 7%, respectively (HR supposing continuous EPclin score: 2.36, 95%CI: 1.7-3.3, p < .0001). This difference remained significant when assessed in a cox model with tumor size, number of positive nodes and tumor grade (HR: 1.96, 95%CI: 1.32-2.9, p=0.0008). Furthermore, EPclin results was independently correlated to distant metastatic free survival: 36 mo dMFS for patient in the EPCL and EPCH group was 100% and 94%, respectively (adjusted HR: 2.13, 95%CI:11.3-3.4, p = .0014). Of interest when assessing prognostic of patients within quartiles of EPclin Score (<3.6; 3.6-4.1; ≥4.1-4.8; ≥ 4.8), 36 mo iDFS was 99%; 95%; 94% and 86%, respectively. Conclusion: These prospective results confirm the significance of EPclin score as an independent prognostic parameter in node positive ER+/HER2- eBC patients receiving standard adjuvant treatment. This information can be of importance for selection of specific adjuvant intervention, particularly chemotherapy and new targeted therapy. Further analysis on the EP score will be presented at the meeting.

Citation Format: Frederique Penault-Llorca, Florence Dalenc, Sylvie Chabaud, Paul Cottu, Djelila Allouache, David Cameron, Jean-Philippe Jacquin, Julien Grenier, Laurence Venat Bouvet, Apurna Jegannathen, Mario Campone, Francesco Del Piano, Marc Debled, Anne-Claire Hardy-Bessard, Sylvie Giacchetti, Philippe Barthelemy, Laure Kaluzinski, Audrey Mailliez, Marie-Ange Mouret-Reynier, Eric Legouffe, Anne Cayre, Mathilde Martinez, Catherine Delbaldo, Delphine Mollon-Grange, E. Jane Macaskill, Matthew Sephton, Laëtitia Stefani, Blaha Belgadi, Matthew Winter, Hubert Orfeuvre, Magali Lacroix-Triki, Herve Bonnefoi, Judith Bliss, Jean-Luc Canon, Jerome Lemonnier, Fabrice Andre, Thomas Bachelot. Prognostic value of EndoPredict test in patients screened for UNIRAD, a UCBG randomized, double blind, phase III international trial evaluating the addition of everolimus (EVE) to adjuvant hormone therapy (HT) in women with high risk HR+, HER2- early breast cancer (eBC) [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2021 Dec 7-10; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2022;82(4 Suppl):Abstract nr PD9-08.